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Church 40bit. Thursday, May27,2010 .... Tn'- Gounty Newb, MN , iii Sheriff's Posse attends Wadena clinic Helen Johnson, 91 Helen Johnson of Kimball died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Heritage House of Kimball. She was 91. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday, May28, at St.Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball. Father Thomas Olson will officiate and burial will be in St. Anne's Catho- lic Cemetery. Helen Marie .Johnson was born Nov. 5, 1918, in Corinna Township, Wright County, to Ernest andAnna (Bayless) Rosenow. She married John L. Johnson Nov. 5, 1955, at St. An ne's Catholic Church. He died July 13, 1983, From 1950-1980, they resided in Minneapolis where for many years Helen was. employed by Dayton's Department Store. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; sister Evelyn Stelten;'and brothers Clif- ford and Dale Rosenow. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. The pallbearers will be Ryan, Ad2am and Kurt Stelten, Jim Stro- hmeier, Shawn Fast, and Brent Olson. The music for the ser- vice will be provided by Frosty Sc.hiefelbein, organist, and the St. Anne's Choir. Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball. Luella Theis, 90, Luella Theis of Sartell, formerly of Kimball, died Friday, May 21, 2010, at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was 90. MassofChristianBurialwasheld at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball" with Fr. Thomas Olson and Deacon Steve Yanish officiat- ing. Burial folllowed at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery. Friends called from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ding- mann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and at the church one hour prior to services. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Luella Francis Theis was born March28,1920, inKimballto Henry and Lucinda (Curtis') Dahnke. She married Oscar J. Theis Sept. 17, 1940, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball where she was a life- time member. Oscar preceded her in death Aug. 5, 2003. Luella was a homemaker, and for 26 years she was a cook for Kimball Area Schools. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, bingo, and watching the Minnesota Twins: She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar, son-in-law Del Anders, brothers George, Chet and Eldon, and sister Agnes Boos. Luella is survived by her chil- dren Audrey Anders of Litchfield, Don (ant Liz) Theis of Ramsey, Doris (and Arnie) Mead of Clear Lake; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Steve Mead, Brad, Scott and Duane Theis, Barrett and Bruce Anders, and Brad Shropshire. The music for the service was provided by St. Anne's Choir and organ- ist Frosty Schiefelbein. Arrange- ments "were entrusted to Ding- mann Funeral Care of Kimball. Dingmann00 uneral Ca,r00e Burial and Cremation Services View obituarie, s, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball (320) 398-5055 320-398-6517 Volunteer, American Heart Association . The Meeker County Sheriff's Posse includes (from left to right) Marie Williamson, Jen Kuseske, Cindy Few, Wanda OIk; Jan Jutz, Sue Barrick, Jenny Thorson, Captain Kathy Hokkala, Dave Martin, and Vicki Doyle. Not pictured are Jim Rose, Roxanne Lux, and Paula Schlangen. Submitted photo. The Meeker County Sheriff's Posse recently attended theWadena County Patrol'Clinic. The Wadena Clinic is one of two clinics held in Minnesota that assist mounted offi- cers with training and exercises that are used to enhance horse and rider skills needed for mounted officers. The Meeker County ShEriff's Posse hosts the other Minnesota clinic in late September each year. Out of the 14 counties and 86 riders that attended the Wadena Clinic, the Meeker County Sher- iff's Posse brought back to Meeker County a number of awards, includ- ing first place in the parade com- petition, first place in equitation, and fourth place in the basic obsta- cle category. The first-place parade competition traveling flag has been in Meeker County two years out of Intergenerational program at Hilltop Mrs. Niemi's and Mrs. Her- rington's fifth-grade classes enjoyed going to the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. We went every Wednesday for five weeks. Both classes participated from January to March. On our first visit, we were just a little bit nervous, but as the day went on, we realized that.there was nothing to worry about. We did interviews and enjoyed cook- ies and juice. On the second visit, we all loved playing many fun games. On the third visit we went on a tour of the Care Center. We got to see the tub room, and residents' rooms. On our fourth visit the students created kites with our residents. We also enjoyed very yummy cookies and juice. When our last visit came, we had to say our good-byes. We had a cracker-eating contest. Also, we played many other games like cone pass, marshmallow pass, and our residents fed us Cheerios. Everyone received many prizes and candy (even the residents). We For more the four years that it has been in existence. "The Meeker County Sher-i iff's Posse is a valuable asset to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office," I says Sheriff Jeff Norlin. "We call on' our posse for a variet of assistance! throughout the year." The Sheriff's Posse is made up of hard-working, dedicated volunteers from around. Meeker County. Kimball Elementary fifth-graders recently visited Hilltop Care Center in Watkins every Wednesday for five weeks, from January to March 2010. This is part of an ongoing intergenerational program between Hilltop and KES. Submitted photo. had so much fun, and we wishwe could continue our weekly visits. We want to thank Susie Schneider and the entire staff at Hilltop for allowing us into their caring "home." Written by Maicy Vossen, KES fifth grade Care Now offering RESPITE CARE Amenities to n)eet your needs: 3 meals per day & snacks Scheduled exercise and activities Church activities, including mass 3 times/me. .............. Housekeeping/laundry services Medication services with LPN/RN services available i 24 hoursperday . .... Heritage House of Kimball Assisted Living at its Finest Ouast, LPN/Manager or Kim Norgren, LPN/Asst. Manager (320)